Answer: find anything you can that makes Israel look bad and spin the bejeezus out of it. And that's exactly what the Huffington Post editors did:
Yep, heaven forbid that the Huffington Post just write a story that says "Rihanna performs in Israel" or just not cover the story at all, which is a lot more common. They just can't restrain themselves: nothing can make Israel look good (or BDS look bad) without some kind of desperate spin. And what exactly is this "nod to Palestine" you ask, which as recent reports have indicated may not even have been said?
"According to reports, Rihanna changed a portion of the lyrics of hit song "Pour It Up" from "All I see is signs / All I see is dollar signs" to "All I see is Palestine.""Okay. Who knows what exactly that is supposed to mean, but apparently the Huffington Post editors (and left-wing Haaretz writer Amy Klein, who provided those reports) are somehow trying to prove that although Rihanna traveled there and performed for 50,000 Israelis, she actually hates Israel and supports the Palestinians. Their evidence? That she didn't specifically say the word "Israel" during the concert:
"The singer made mention of Tel Aviv multiple times during the show, shouting out to the crowd, "You know I love my friends all over the world, but it’s been too long since I’ve been back here in Tel Aviv," without mentioning Israel itself."Yes, seriously. This is what the Huffington Post has reduced itself to. At least we can only assume it is the Huffington Post since this story has no author or original publication listed. By the way, Rihanna used the term "Israel" in a tweet to 36 million followers later, not that that is going to get a headline. As if all of this pandering to the anti-Israel fanatics wasn't enough, they had to do just a little bit more in the five paragraph story:
"Months prior to her show in Tel Aviv, Rihanna was indirectly involved in a different dispute regarding ongoing tensions in the area. After hackers took issue with Google's labeling of the state as Israel, rather than Palestine, the group took over Google's Palestine search page, voicing their grievances and adding that users should "listen to Rihanna and be cool.""Not surprisingly the abusive commentary has already started to come pouring in with full moderator approval:
I doubt the Huffington Post could possibly get more biased after this.